Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Era ahead

We have owned Eximius for nearly eight months and have been making steady progress on making her 'ours', it's about time to start a new era for the three of us (Peggy, Myself and Eximius).

Step 1 is to stop Working Full Time. That comes this Friday. I have worked with ACT Security as an Administrator since 2011 and have learned a lot about Alarm Systems, Customer Service and why so many folks have alarm systems in their home and businesses, but it's time to move on.

Step 2 is to work on the exterior of Eximius, she needs some TLC on her deck and cockpit, including the standing & running rigging. So over the next week I'll get some shine going up top.

Step 3 is to get out on the boat and practice our sailing techniques. We're heading down to Biscayne Bay on Sunday January 24th (after celebrating with Shoal Mate on Dale (Kern's) birthday.

From there on we'll be making improvements that make Eximius more livable. New Bunk cushions, refresh the canvas on the Dodger and clean up the rails around the cockpit. All this in preparation for Step 4.

Step 4. Head over to the Bahamas for a Month! That will be this Spring.

If you have any suggestions on where to head to in the Bahamas, please leave a comment. Remember, our keel is 5' 7" deep, but perhaps we should add a couple of inches to that when the boat is loaded with supplies for the month long trip.

See you on the Water.

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